CALENDAR – December 2018
Location is New Haven unless noted otherwise.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 11-4 p.m.
The Bioregional Group and NH/León Sister City Bazaar. Beautiful, meaningful, fairly priced items for you and your holiday gift giving. FUUS, 608 Whitney Ave.
Saturday, Dec. 1, noon-3 p.m.
Memorial for David McReynolds, lifetime War Resisters League member. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq. S, New York, NY 10012. RSVP: McReynolds Memorial@gmail.com.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m.
Side by Side: The Nutcracker Swings! Yale Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble (Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director) will present “Side by Side: The Nutcracker Swings.” The Tchai-kovsky Nutcracker Suite, as arranged for concert band by M. L. Lake, will be performed with the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn setting for jazz band. Celebrate the holiday season with these two classic arrangements and Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. Free; donations accepted to support Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services. Info: (203) 432-4111. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. *
Now through Dec. 15
“Collateral Damage” exhibit by New Haven-based Syrian artist Mohammed Hafez. His work highlights the trauma of refugees and the destruction inside Syria. Fairfield U. Museum in the Walsh Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts, 200 Barlow Rd, Fairfield. *
Now – Sat., Feb. 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Graphic-Novel View of WWI: The New Haven Museum commissioned award-winning comic-book illustrator Nadir Balan to create a series of dynamic, oversized, graphic-novel style murals based on the dramatic WWI diary of a New Haven serviceman who witnessed the adventure, horror and pathos of the front lines. “The Courier: Tales from the Great War” on view through Feb. 2. $2- $4. New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave. Also: “Gilbert Jerome: New Haven’s WWI Aviator,” an exhibit capturing the brief, enthusiastic embrace of life by New Haven native and Boy Scout Exec. Lt. Gilbert Jerome during WWI. A glimpse of WWI through the eyes of an artistic soul enchanted by aviation. Excerpts from Jerome’s diary, the letters, sketches, and tiny watercolors he sent home from “in the field,” and memor-abilia on loan from the Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America. On view through March 2. $2- $4. New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave.
Now – Sun., Mar. 17, noon – 5 p.m.
The Artist’s Eye: Figurines of the Paleolithic, an exhibition featuring sculptures by Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh that pay homage to some of the first three-dimensional represen-tations of the female form ever discovered: figures created by Upper Paleolithic hunters and gatherers between 40,000 and 15,000 BCE. Over 200 of these figures were discovered, most were found in farmers’ fields or in early excavations when archaeological methods were imprecise. $6-$13. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Amalia Hoffman, “Dreidel Day” with PJ Library at JCC Craft and Gift Fair. Dreidel Day is a 9 word board book for babies and toddlers. When Cat spins 1 dreidel on the first day of Chanukah, she embarks on an amusing 8 days adventure. Free. Also JCC Craft Fair and Open House until 3 p.m. JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd, Woodbridge.
Monday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m.
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice will mark the cost of the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East by placing the Nov. stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm and Park streets, inscribed with the Nov. death toll of US mili-tary personnel and the approximate numbers of civilians killed. As of Oct. 7, this endless war has gone on for seventeen years.*
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5-8 p.m.
Annual Santa Christy fundraiser for Community Soup Kitchen. Support the year-round work of the Community Soup Kitchen. Christy’s, 261 Orange St.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 4 p.m.
People’s World Amistad Awards at the First and Summer-field United Methodist Church, 425 College St. We come together “United in Struggle for a Better World – Unidos en La Lucha por un Mundo Mejor.” Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, (203) 624-4254. *
Saturday, Dec. 8, 4 p.m.
“Dante Behind Bars.” Incarcerated men re-imagine Dante’s Divine Comedy. Fragments of the poem adapted by prison-ers are performed by students in Ron Jenkin’s course Sacred Texts and Social Justice at the Yale Divinity School, Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect St. *
Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m.
Jewish Voice for Peace New Haven will be co-sponsoring an event to mark Hanukkah on the corner of Broadway and Park. All are invited to participate. *
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.
Listen Here! short story reading. Theme: The Price We Sometimes Pay. The Institute Library, 847 Chapel St.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6-9 p.m.
CT Working Families Organization Annual Awards Dinner. Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.
“Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom,” a 50 minute documentary produced by the Sierra Club that focuses on people in 8 states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry. It explores various aspects of clean energy and underscores the notion that jobs, economic growth, and innovation don’t have to be sacrificed for a clean environment. Free. West Hartford Public Library, So. Main St., West Hartford. *
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m.
Film showing: Timbuktu (2014) Mali, West Africa (in French & Arabic with English subtitles). Islamic militants occupy the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu. Mitchell Library 37 Harrison St. (203) 946-8117. *
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2-4 p.m.
Coalition for People meeting. Community room, lower level of Fair Haven Library, 182 Grand Ave. *